Posted on April 4, 2011
The Malba exhibits much of the work of photographer Argentina who dared to translate dreams of others in photomontages. Surreal and fascinating tone, can be seen until the 25th of this month.
Have to go back to the late 40s to plunge into the women's magazine "Idyll" popular-then-and remember the opening of a new section atypical for the time. It was called "Psychoanalysis saves you" and proposed a romantic email from readers and the magazine with the condition that the first written narrate their dreams.
The publication was not limited simply to share the dreams of a few Argentine. Gino Germani (then under the pseudonym Richard Rest) and Enrique Butelman were devoted to interpret the dream misadventures that arrived by mail. And Grete Stern, to give life via photomontage.
The works of Grete Stern (German by birth but then nationalized Argentina) cast a look absolutely avant-garde for its time. And women who appear in his work-whether that is enclosed in giant bottles or weigh the weight of huge rocks, reveal more than just dreams or nightmares bitter.
Viewed comprehensively in its three years of publication in "Idyll" naked photomontages whole conception of the role of women in Argentina at the time.
"The Idyll series of photomontages for photographic work was the first and most important-until today-radically critical of oppression and manipulation that women suffered in Argentina society of the time, and the consequence of the prosecution consented humiliating," says Luis Priam in a catalog of another exhibition on Stern in 1995.
For its wealth of meanings and the pioneering nature, is worth closer to the Malba. Until April 25 .